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New York: A UN-led global initiative to tackle breast cancer could save 2.5 million lives by 2040, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Friday, just ahead of World Cancer Day. more
African leaders commit to end AIDS among children by 2030

UN agencies have welcomed a pledge by 12 African countries to end AIDS in children by 2030, announced on Wednesday at a meeting in Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania.

Proven solutions must be put in place to end AIDS by 2030: Guterres

New York: The UN chief is marking World AIDS Day on Thursday with a call to action to end the inequalities which are blocking progress towards stopping the pandemic, and eradicating the v ...

Gender inequalities hampering global efforts to end AIDS

New York; Inequalities will prevent the world from meeting agreed global targets on AIDS, but a “feminist route map” can get countries back on track, the UN agency leading the ...

Address inequalities to end AIDS by 2030, UN chief says in new report

New York: Inequalities in addressing AIDS threaten global efforts to stamp out the disease as a public health threat by 2030, UN Secretary-General António Guterres warned in a repo ...

$29 billion a year by 2025 needed to get back on track to tackle AIDS, say UNAIDS

New York: A new report from the UN agency dedicated to ending HIV and AIDS ( UNAIDS) has shown that investing $29 billion a year to HIV response in low and middle income countries by 2025 ...

UN issues ‘wake-up call’: Don’t sideline AIDS response during COVID-19 crisis

New York : As the world continues to grapple with the coronavirus, decades of advances made in the battle against HIV are under threat, noted two UN agencies on Monday, point out that dis ...

Empowering people living with HIV ‘will end the epidemic’, says AIDS agency chief

New York: When people living with HIV actively participate in their own care, new infections decline and more affected people access treatment, according to a new report launched on Tuesd ...

Global community pledges $14 billion to step up fight against AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria

New York: Donors have pledged just over $14 billion for the next three years to save 16 million lives and help end AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria by 2030.

‘Stigma and discrimination still persists’ against people living with HIV – UN labour agency

New York: Although progress in treating people living with HIV has enabled them to work, they continue to face career discrimination, says a new study launched on Thursday by the United N ...